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Michael Kirby

Dispatches from Washington

Michael Kirby has worked since 2008 for a credentialed news bureau on Capitol Hill that provides digital video and information services to news organizations across the web. Kirby graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2007 with a BA in philosophy, minoring in history. He is interested in many legislative topics, and always has an eye on public safety-related news because he grew up around the firehouse.

Emergency care representatives testify about reimbursement, access challenges
Planned Senate hearing, bills find new interest as smoke from Canadian fires reaches D.C.
The Public Safety Officer Support Act supports first responders who experienced PTSD or died by suicide following exposure to certain traumatic events
FirstNet, warning systems focus of House subcommittee update
ET3, Telemedicine and PPE were on the agenda during a 2-day virtual meeting
House adds COVID-19 infection presumption, extends benefit for 9/11-related injuries
Manufacturers, companies reinvent to combat COVID-19 during pandemic
With hazard pay not included in recent bill, members push to fund local-level government in next round